Date for BA forms extended
Lahore, Nov 03: The Punjab University has extended the last date for submission of BA/BSc annual examination 2011 admission forms with single fee till Nov 8.
The university also announced results of MBA (Banking and Finance), morning, semester system, session 2008-10; BS Botany, semester system, session 2006-10; MPhil Mass Communication, semester system, session 2003-05; BS Applied Geology (morning programme), semester system, session 2005-09; BS Applied Geology (Replica Programme), semester system, session 2005-09; and MS Communication Studies (Replica), semester system, session 2006-08. DawnYour Comments
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department on Tuesday has announced the results of various examinations. These exams include MBA (Banking & Finance), Morning, Semester System, Session 2008-10, BS Botany, Semester System, Session 2006-10, MPhil Mass Communication, Semester System, Session 2003-05, BS Applied Geology (Morning Programme), Semester System, Session 2005-09, BS Applied Geology (Replica Programme), Semester System, Session 2005-09 and MS Communication Studies (Replica), Semester System, Session 2006-08.
Five PhD degrees awarded
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) and The Government College University have awarded PhD degrees to five students in different subjects.
Sadaf Niaz d/o Niaz Ahmad has been awarded a PhD degree in the subject of Zoology after an approval of her research thesis titled "Epidemiology, Serodiagnosis and Therapy of Schistosomiasis in Humans, Cows and Buffaloes".
Robina Arshad d/o Malik Arshad Ali was awarded a PhD degree in the subject of Zoology after an approval of her research thesis titled "Genetic Modification of Penicillin Acylase Producing Bacterial Strains" and Faraz Anjum s/o Sardar Alam Khan was given a PhD degree in the subject of History after an approval of his research thesis titled "Mughal India in the Seventeenth Century."
Meanwhile, the Government College University (GCU) awarded PhD degrees to two students in the filed of Botany. Roheena Abdullah completed her thesis on "Studies on Production of Alpha Amylase by Aspergillus Oryzae using submerged fermentation" while Zahid Ali Butt did a research on "Utilisation and Improvement of Azotobacter Vinelandii for Production of Alginate."
PU college principal suspended
Lahore: Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) Principal Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch has been suspended on charges of being involved in harassing female staff of the varsity.
It is pertinent to mention here that Muslim Town police had registered two cases against Dr Baloch on Monday for allegedly sexually harassing and threatening two female staffers.
The notification regarding suspension of Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch was issued on Tuesday however it did not mention reason of his suspension. According to a press release issued by the Punjab University (PU), on direction of the Syndicate, the vice chancellor has remove Prof Dr Iftikhar Ahmed from the post of principal, College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, with immediate effect.
"In accordance with the powers vested in him under section 15 (4) (vi) of the University of the Punjab Act 1973, the Vice Chancellor has further ordered to transfer Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch to the Institute of Geology. In accordance with the powers vested in him, the Vice Chancellor also suspends Prof Iftikhar Baloch till further orders", the PU press release said.
Prof Riaz Ahmad Sheikh from the Institute of Geology has been appointed as principal of the CEES.A PU official, seeking anonymity, said Dr Baloch would be served with a notice while disciplinary proceedings would also be initiated against him soon. It is also pertinent to mention here that Dr Iftikhar Baloch got prominence in April this year when he was attacked and thrashed by activists of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT). The news
PU students' issue remains unresolved
Lahore: Punjab University Institute of Plant Pathology (IPP) students' longstanding issue still remained unresolved and students are still waiting for positive response from the administration. PU Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran has now asked for one more day to resolve the issue. The VC said this in a meeting with a delegation of IPP students. He promised to resolve the issue on Wednesday (today). Students are hopeless that the administration was not interested in their issues and problems. Expelled students are also still waiting for their restoration.
A student of IPP said that they wanted the issue resolved as soon as possible but the administration looked non-serious in this regard. "The VC is promising to solve their issue from last two months but he looks unable to do so," he said. Another student said that the VC had ordered the guards to torture the students, who obeyed their order and started manhandling and torturing them. He said that they didn't even realise whether there were female students or male. He also appealed to Punjab chief minister and governor to take notice of the incident. However, PU officials said that the classes were held as per the schedule and there was no meeting of students with the vice chancellor. He said that the expelled students would be restored if they followed the defined procedure. Daily times
Urdu board projects
Lahore: Federal Education Minister Sardar Assef Ahmad Ali has asked the authorities concerned to quickly complete all projects of the Urdu Science Board.
He gave the orders during a visit to the board offices on Tuesday.
Board Director General Dr Abdul Ghafoor briefed the minister on various projects. He said the board in the first four months of the current year had published more than 60 books on different science and technical subjects. The third edition of the Urdu science encyclopaedia was also being published.
He said the board had given books over Rs2 million to Balochistan and publishing material worth Rs1 million to National Centre for Education Instruments.
Federal Education Secretary Athar Tahir said the ministry was shortly arranging a national education festival in Islamabad. The National Book Foundation, Pakistan Academy of Letters, Urdu Science Board, National Science Museum, National College of Arts and other wings of the ministry were expected to take part in the festival.
Scholars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Turkey and other countries would be invited to attend the one-week festival. He asked the authorities to publish a table calendar carrying introduction of various wings of the education ministry.
Artist Tayyab Sajid Qureshi presented his books containing his work to the federal minister.
Four students injured in IUB clash
Bahawalpur: Four students were injured in a clash at the Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) on Tuesday.
The students hurled used bottles at each other, which caused grievous injuries to them.
The brawl started when senior MCS students tried to befool their juniors. The clash panicked female students and later students of the evening shift protested the on-campus hoodlum and boycotted their classes.
According to 1122 Emergency Service sources, Mushtaq, Aurangzeb, Aimal Khan and Zahoor Khan of MCS sustained injuries and were admitted to Bahawal Victoria Hospital.
According to university's senior medical officer Dr Muhammad Usman Cheema, the condition of students was stable.
After the clash, the university bus service remained suspended for one hour.
Students' protest over fellow's death fizzles out
Toba Tek Singh: Students of the Government College for Women boycotted classes and held an on-campus demonstration on Tuesday to protest the death of a third-year student as a result of alleged delay in her shifting to a hospital after she suffered cardiac arrest on Monday.
The protest, however, fizzled out when it transpired during negotiations between protesters and the administration officials that Aneela Ghaffar was taken to a hospital by a Rescue-1122 ambulance within minutes after she suffered heart attack, but she could not survive.
Aneela had suffered a heart attack on Monday when she was going to offer Zohar prayers.
The students staged a demonstration on the college premises and chanted slogans against the management for allegedly delaying Aneela's shifting to a hospital.
Later, District Officer (Colleges) Mian Arshad Iqbal, Principal Parveen Arshad and DSP Rana Abid Ali held talks with the protesting students and pacified them.
The principal said Aneela's parents had no such complaint against the college administration.
District Officer Arshad Iqbal announced that the college would remain closed on Wednesday (today) and all teachers would visit Chak 183-GB, Pakowal, to condole Aneela's death with her family.
Lahore: Humna Ateeq won a bilingual declamation contest organised by the Higher Education Department of the Punjab government at the Queen Mary College, says a press release.
The topic was 'Corruption in our society and the role of the National Accountability Bureau'.
Fizza Ashfaq got the second prize and the third prize went to Zuleikha Malik.
National Accountability Bureau Director Col Khalid Qureshi and Higher Education Department Deputy Secretary Tariq Hamid were the chief guests. Dawn